The Turkish government has offered to support the federal government in the ongoing humanitarian interventions in the communities affected by security challenges through partnership with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
The target of the proposed relief package is to bring more succour to the displaced persons in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States.
According to a statement issued by a Press Officer with NEMA, Mr. Manzo Ezekiel, the pledge was made by the Turkish Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Mustafa Pulat, at the weekend during his visit to the headquarters of NEMA in Abuja.
The envoy said as part of the desire to support the humanitarian efforts, a delegation from his country would soon arrive Nigeria towards the actualization of the kind gesture.
He requested the partnership of NEMA with the Turkish authorities to identify the priority areas of the humanitarian needs to assist the affected communities, especially to support the displaced persons.
The statement said the ambassador acknowledged the efforts of the federal government in addressing both the security challenge as well as providing succour to the affected communities, stating that the offer of support by Turkey was in the spirit of international solidarity with the government and people of Nigeria.
While receiving the Turkey ambassador, the Director General of NEMA, Alhaji Muhammad Sani Sidi, said the offer of support from the Turkish government as well as the other international bodies would further relief the affected communities and persons and quicken their recovery.
He also cited the recent humanitarian assessment jointly carried out by NEMA with the United Nations agencies, saying that from the findings, some of the displace persons were living in camps, while most of them have chosen to live with relations and friends in various host communities.